Hi. My name is Raul and I am an individual passionate about building the decentralized web and contributing to a future where privacy-centric technology swings the pendulum back to the original promise of the Internet and empowers personal freedom.
“why we make the things we make says a lot about us”
Born and raised in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, I studied Computer Science at Harvard University, where I learned how important it is to harness the power of machines to build technology anyone can use.
I started a company called Prysmatic Labs with my co-founder Preston Van Loon working on implementing the core of Ethereum blockchain protocol, including its major scalability upgrades using cutting-edge research such as Proof of Stake and Sharding. My team has received significant funding to achieve our vision. We have created a project named Prysm fully open source as a Go implementation of Ethereum Proof of Stake.
While at Harvard, I co-founded a company called Kynplex that made it easy for anyone to stay updated on the latest scientific trends. In 2016, I received the Thiel Fellowship: a $100k grant that allowed me to take 2 years off school to pursue my passions.
Thanks to the fellowship, I got into Ethereum and now I am a blockchain developer interested in building core improvements to the protocol.
In my free time, I spend significant time by the lakeshore of lake Michigan, studying Cantonese, and spending quality with my significant other, 麥嘉琪.